We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin’s talking points about “Russian hacking” in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it’s “consistent” with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a […]

US general made preparations to nuke Vietnam behind president’s back, declassified memo shows

The commander of US forces in Vietnam had devised a secret plan to use nuclear warheads against the communist North during the Vietnam War, before President Johnson halted the ongoing preparations, declassified documents reveal. General William Westmoreland, who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968 had authorized a nuclear weapons […]

Facebook’s top security exec called for huge changes to solve the company’s problems in a leaked memo (FB)

Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook’s security boss Alex Stamos called on Facebook to make some major changes in the wake of its string of scandals in March 2018. BuzzFeed News has published an internal memo in which the exec argues that the company needs to collect less user data and listen to people’s concerns about it […]

Trump’s legal team made a number of bombshell claims in a 20-page memo they sent to Mueller

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump’s personal defense team sent a lengthy memo to the special counsel Robert Mueller this year in which they made several bombshell arguments and admissions. They said Trump cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because he has the power to shut down any federal investigation. They acknowledged Trump dictated a […]

Memo to China: US has ‘experience taking down small islands,’ Pentagon bigwig says

A top Pentagon official has apparently shrugged off China’s militarized, man-made islands in the South China Sea, boasting that the US military “has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands.” Read more Speaking with reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie […]

Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the […]

Apple memo warning employees about leaking gets leaked

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Apple recently sent a lengthy memo warning employees about leaking. As you might have guessed, that memo got leaked. On Friday, Bloomberg News published what it described as […]

Apple leak memo leaks, threatening employee termination and arrests

For the second time in a year, Apple has issued a warning to “leaking” employees, only for the warning to leak to the public. Taking the form of a news story-like internal memo, the warning comes nearly six years after Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple would “double down on secrecy on products,” only to see major […]

Trump signs memo ending ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

Alex Wong/Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday ordering the end of a policy, known as “catch and release,” in which illegal immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a court hearing on their status. As part of the memo, Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of […]

Leaked Facebook memo: ‘ugly truth’ justified any growth tactics

Buzzfeed has published an internal Facebook memo entitled “The Ugly” from 2016 that shows just how much emphasis the social network places on growth above safety, privacy and everything else. Written by Facebook VP Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s staunchest allies, the memo tries to defend the social network’s “questionable contact importing practices” […]